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Self-Help Centers
Self-help centers provide online forms and consultations from volunteer attorneys.

Dakota County Family Law Self-Help Center: Dakota County residents can receive a free 30-minute consultation with a volunteer family law attorney for legal advice on their family court issues and proceedings.

Minnesota Court Self-Help Center: Find written information on a variety of topics. The site is intended for people who are representing themselves without a lawyer.

Finding an Attorney
There are many referral services that can help you find an attorney in your area. Lawyer referrals from the Minnesota State Bar Association

Legal Assistance of Dakota County: Family law legal services for eligible low income residents. LADC also provides attorney referrals for all types of cases in Dakota County. Call 952-431-3200.

Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services: Free legal assistance for low-income residents.

Volunteer Lawyers Network: Matches low-income clients with volunteer attorneys for free civil legal services. Services range from advice to full representation. Offers services on a metro-wide or statewide basis. Call 612-752-6677 for further information.

Legal Assistance Organizations

The Dakota County Law Library compiles a list of low or no-cost legal services. LegalAssistanceOrganizations.pdfSee a list of Legal Assistance Organizations.
Crime Victim Resources
The Minnesota Department of Health posts the Directory of Minnesota Victim Services Providers. The directory is a listing of government and non‐profit organizations that serve victims of crime.

Law Library clinics in the metro
Law Libraries in the metro have teamed up to provide a calendar of all county law library clinics in the area.

Some clinics require attendees to be residents of the county where the clinic is located. Please call the phone number listed if you have questions. See the calendar.

Last updated: 3/28/2016 5:07 AM